NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Photo by Francesca d'Aloja

Known for a prodigious career of dismantling longstanding musical boundaries, the supremely gifted cellist Frances-Marie Uitti makes a rare Los Angeles appearance at REDCAT on Friday, March 23th 2012 at 20:30.

A pioneer who developed a revolutionary technique for playing with two bows simultaneously, composer/performer Frances-Marie Uitti transformed the cello into a polyphonic instrument capable of sustained chordal (two, three, and four-part) and intricate multivoiced writing. She also co-invented a Stringless Cello at CNMAT (UC Berkeley) with Adrian Freed, with several resonators that amplify the beats and subharmonics produced by two intervals played simultaneously.

At REDCAT on March 23rd, Uitti will debut Michael Jon Fink’s new cello concerto, written especially for her pioneering technique of playing with two bows simultaneously, and chamber ensemble. Uitti follows with another world premiere by Greg Moore, and works by Lisa Bielawa, Jonathan Harvey, Giacinto Scelsi, Karen Tanaka, and Ken Ueno, most written for Uitti’s incredible interpretations.

Frances-Marie Uitti
Date: March 23th, 2012
Opening: 20:30-
Tickets: 20USD (16USD students)
Place: REDCAT | Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
Address: 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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